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Surah Jinn Ayat 7 in Arabic Text

وَأَنَّهُمْ ظَنُّوا۟ كَمَا ظَنَنتُمْ أَن لَّن يَبْعَثَ ٱللَّهُ أَحَدًۭا
Wa annahum zannoo kamaa zanantum al lany yab’asal laahu ‘ahada

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 7

Sahih International
And they had thought, as you thought, that Allah would never send anyone [as a messenger].

Yusuf Ali
‘And they (came to) think as ye thought, that Allah would not raise up any one (to Judgment).

Abul Ala Maududi
and that “they thought, even as you thought, that Allah would never raise anyone (as a Messenger)”;

Muhsin Khan
‘And they thought as you thought, that Allah will not send any Messenger (to mankind or jinns).

And indeed they supposed, even as ye suppose, that Allah would not raise anyone (from the dead) –

Dr. Ghali
And that they surmised, as you (The pronoun is plural) also surmised, that Allah would never make anyone to rise again.

Abdel Haleem
They thought, as you did, that God would never raise anyone from the dead.

Quran 72 Verse 7 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Jinn ayat 7, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.


(72:7) and that “they thought, even as you thought, that Allah would never raise anyone (as a Messenger)”;[8]

8. Another meaning of this sentence can be: Allah will not resurrect anyone after death. As the words are comprehensive, they can be taken to mean that, as among human beings, so among the jinn were those who denied both the Prophethood and the Hereafter. However, in view of the theme that follows, the meaning that we have given in the text above is preferable, for according to it these believing jinn tell the people of their community: Your view is proved wrong that Allah will not appoint anyone as a Messenger. In fact, the gates of heavens have been closed on us only because Allah has already appointed a Messenger.


The tafsir of Surah Jinn verse 7 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Jinn ayat 1 which provides the complete commentary from verse 1 through 7.

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